Autumn hike to Mead Lake
Tomorrow, Oct. 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, a leisurely hike will be held to observe the fall colors, migrating birds, scampering squirrels and chipmunks and other natural surprises along the way. All ages welcome. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
Tennis for Tots registration
Registration through mail only is open through Oct. 11 for the Dept. of Parks and Recreation's Tennis for Tots 6-week fall indoor session at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center held on Mondays, starting Nov. 4. Kids 3- to 4-years-old play from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., or 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Children 5-, 6- and 7-years old play from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., or 5:15 to 6 p.m. Cost is $85 for 3- and 4-year-olds, and $95 for the 5- to 7-year-old programs. Tennis rackets provided. Walk-in registration will be held Oct. 15. For more information, or to receive a registration form, call 203-532-1259 or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Youth basketball clinics slated
Mail-in registration is open through Oct. 11 for the Nov. 7 kick-off of the 6-week Youth Basketball Clinics at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Clinics for kindergartners run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; first- and second-graders, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., third- and fourth-graders, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Program cost is $100. In-person registration at the Civic Center will be held on Oct. 15. For more information, or to receive a registration form, call 203-532-1259, stop by the Bendheim Western Civic Center or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Lecture on American history in prints
On Oct. 14, at 10 a.m., Dr. Justin Wolff, associate professor of art history at University of, will give a talk, "Telling American History Through Imagery in Prints," at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive. He will address Thomas Hart Benton's prints and printmaking and his relationship with Associated American Artists. The lecture is presented along with the museum's exhibition "Telling American History: Realism from the Prints of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly." $5 members, $7 non-members. To reserve, call 203-869-0376 or email email@example.com.
Bruce Museum Annual Outdoor Arts Festival
On Oct. 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, will host its 32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, rain or shine, featuring more than 85 award-winning artists selected from across the country. Paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media pieces are all available for purchase. The festival will feature live music along with fun, educational family activities and a variety of food choices. Parking on Museum Drive, Steamboat Road or in Island Beach Parking lot near Exit 3 off I-95. For more information, visit www.brucemuseum.org, or call 203-869-0376.
Sing with the Holly Hill Tones
Every Tuesday, Oct. 15, 22, 29, come sing with the Holly Hill Tones Singing Group. This volunteer singing group meets weekly to practice and perform throughout the community. New members always welcome.
No experience necessary, just a desire to sing to make people happy. For more information, call 203-249-0119 or 203-637-8781.
Free guidance offereed on Medicare open enrollment
The Greenwich Commission on Aging is offering information and assistance on Medicare open enrollment, which takes place Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
Medicare open enrollment only occurs once a year. For information, call the Greenwich Commission on Aging at 203-862-6710. Call to schedule an appointment to meet with a trained volunteer counselor.
Forum for BOE Candidates
On Oct. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Greenwich PTA Council (PTAC) and the League of Women Voters Greenwich (LWVG) will host a Forum for Candidates for the Board of Education in the Central Middle School Auditorium.
On Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Arts Council and the Japan Society of Fairfield County will present internationally involves elaborate costume staging, precise choreography of drum and dance and spiritual commitment to a belief that literally millions of spirits live in the world with us.
First come, first serve seating. For more information call 203-862-6750 or go to www.greenwichartscouncil.org.
RMA talk focuses on fracking
On Oct. 16, at 10:45 a.m. The Retired Men's Association will feature Arnold Stancell, who will discuss "Hydraulic Fracking, What It Is And Its Impact On The United States."
RMA meetings are free and open to the public; no reservations required.
Plan to arrive around 10:30 a.m. for a social break, followed by speaker at 10:45 a.m.. Meetings held at First Presbyterian Church, One Lafayette Place.
For additional information, call Bernard Schneider, 203-698-2558; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music and meditation
On Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., the Friends and Staff of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will present music therapist Dr. Amy Zabin, who will lead participants into a deep level of relaxation using her crystal singing bowls, flute and guitar.
Zabin also will teach tools for more effectively dealing with stress.
No pre-registration required.
Yale Dean to discuss the Ginkgo tree
On Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street is presenting renowned botanist, Sir Peter Crane, dean and professor of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, and former director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, to explore the history and mystery of the ginkgo tree, the subject of his new book, "Ginkgo, The Tree that Time Forgot."
To register, call 203-869-9242 or visit website.
Panel, film will address obesity
On Oct.17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Neighbor to Neighbor and Greenwich Library will present the documentary film, "A Place at the Table" and a panel including Dr. Alan Barry, Commissioner of Greenwich Dept. of Social Services, Nancy Coughlin, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor, Dr. Madhu Mathur, Obesity Task Force Chair and pediatrician with Stamford Hospital and expert on childhood obesity, and Megan Sweeney, MSW, director of Early Care and Education Programs for Family Centers Inc. Free to public.
21st century archeology in Peru lecture
On Oct. 17, at 8 p.m., the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich will present an illustrated lecture on "Excavations, Archives and Artisans: 21st Century Archaeology in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru with Professor Elizabeth Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Smith, Amherst and Mr. Holyoke Colleges, at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive.
Free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with ID. Non-members $15.
For more information visit www.aag.org or call 203- 661-4654.
Harvest Moon Hike scheduled
On Oct.19, from 6:30-9 p.m., come to Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, for a Harvest Moon Hike & Slow Food Potluck. Bring a dish for four to share then join a moonlit walk down to Mead Lake.
Listen for insects, mammals and perhaps hear and see migrating birds as they cross the disc of the moon.
Wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Binoculars helpful.
Hike suggested for Age 8 and up. $10/person. RSVP to Jeff at 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Gateway Orchestra at First Congo
On Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., will host the Gateway Classical Music Society featuring the 70-member Gateway Orchestra in three symphonic masterworks: Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser, Poulenc's Organ Concerto in G Minor and Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.
Organist Claudia Dumschat will be soloist for the Poulenc concerto.
Tickets are $35, adult; $25 senior, $15 student. Priority and Choice tickets at $60 and $50 available and include priority and choice seating and a post-concert reception.
Tickets at www.gatewayclassical.org and sold at the door from 7 p.m. preconcert.
Grenwich Land Trust Fall Fungal and Foliage Walk
On Oct. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Greenwich Land Trust is hosting a Fall Fungal and Foliage Walk at its Stone Preserve, 20 Sterling Road.
Tour one of the GLT's forested properties with informal lessons on the many mushrooms that call the forest home.
We'll see beautiful foliage and talk about the history of our forest preserves.
All ages are welcome! To RSVP contact Steve@gltrust.org. Rain date Oct. 20.
Greenwich Hospital Gala Tickets
Oct. 19, at 6 p.m., is the 2013 "Harvest Moon" Gala to be held at Greenwich Country to benefit the Greenwich Hospital's Emergency Department.
State Senator Scott Frantz to be honored with The President's Award. Dinner/dancing with the Alex Donner Orchestra. Live, silent and wine auctions.
For tickets from $500 and up, call Greenwich Hospital Foundation at 203-865-3865 or email email@example.com.
Palestinian Christian Sami Awad to speak
On Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., Palestinian Christian Sami Awad, exec. dir. of the nonprofit Holy Land Trust, will speak at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave. on "Trusting the Power of Nonviolence," as part of the "Courage and Faith" series.
Awad will be joined by Aaron Niequist of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois -- in the Parish House Loft.
Awad will be guest preacher on Oct.20 at 9:15 a.m. at the Christ Church Greenwich worship service, sharing his "Life as a Palestinian Christian" at the 10:10 a.m. education hour in the Parish House Loft.
Bonus film, "Little Town of Bethlehem," featuring Awad and others to be shown in the Parish House Library at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17.
For more information, visit courageandfaith.org or call 203-869-6600.
Carla Hall's multi-media art exhibit
On Oct. 20, the Greenwich Arts Council is hosting an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. for the exhibit, "Carla Hall: Landscapes and Lifescapes, Paintings and Ceramics."Carla Hall is a painter, sculptor and environmentalist from both New York City and upstate New York. The exhibit will be on view at the GAC Bendheim Gallery through Nov. 30. GAC is at 299 Greenwich Ave., Second Floor. For more information call 203-862-6750 or visit www.greenwichartscouncil.org.
YMCA to host local artists
On Oct. 22, the YMCA of Greenwich will hold an opening-night reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to kick off its first Y Harvest Art Fair, which will run from Oct. 21-25, and feature 10 local artists: Britt Bair, Kathy Chattoraj, Vaunghn Fender, Jim Grabowski, Ed Hicks, Jessica Licata, Layne Marholin, Adrienne Mierzwa, Keith Magner, and Lela Philip. Also featured -- local crafters and vendors. For information, call 203-869-1630 or visit www.greenwichymca.org.
Tour Governor's Mansion
On Oct. 22, the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, is offering a trip to visit the Governor's Mansion and Gardens, which includes a new sculpture garden where 24 CT artists are represented. Lunch at the Pond House Restaurant in Elizabeth Park with a docent tour of the park. Registration required. Limited to 20. Leave GEC 8:30 a.m. Return GEC 4 p.m. Members $100; Nonmembers: $125. Call 203-869-9242, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debra Ponzek's new cookbook
On Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., the Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, happily welcome Debra Ponzek of Aux Delices to speak about her latest cookbook, "The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook." Q&A session follows with books available for sale and signing. Light refreshments provided by Debra. Reservations required as space limited. Stop by Library or call 203-622-6883 to reserve your spot.
`Mass Atrocities in the Congo'
On Oct. 23, at 6:15 p.m., the World Affairs Forum will present Writer, Journalist Jason Stearns to speak on "Understanding Mass Atrocities in the Congo" at UCONN/Stamford.
5:45 p.m. Refreshments / Networking / Book Signing. Parking: 2nd Level of the UCONN Garage on Washington Blvd. Free for Forum & AR Series members / Faculty / Students. $20 general public (if you become a member, $20 is waived). To reserve, call (203) 356-0340 or email email@example.com.
`Women Who Matter Luncheon'
On Oct. 23, at noon, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its next "Women Who Matter Luncheon" at Greenwich Water Club with guest speaker Sabine Schoenberg, SabinesHome.com. Theory clothing at 396 Greenwich Avenue is the key sponsor. This luncheon honors and showcases women with a real impact in our local community. The public is invited; fee: $50. Register by calling 203-869-3500 or writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour N.Y Botanical Gardens
On Oct. 23, from 9 - 4 p.m., the Greenwich Tree Conservancy (GTC) is offering a tour of the New York Botanical Garden - home to more than 30,000 trees, led by Todd Forrest, author of "Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden." Books for sale at Garden Shop for author to sign during lunch. A private tram transports group between areas of the Garden. Bus, tour, lunch and access included. $80 for GTC members, $95 for non-members. Group limited to 30 people. To purchase tickets visit www.greenwichtreeconservancy.org or send check to GTC, PO Box 4215, Greenwich, CT 06831.
Chanticleer comes to St. Catherine's
On Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., in Lucey Hall at St. Catherine's of Siena, 4 Riverside Ave., Barbara Ripp & Cyndy & Doug Pulick are hosting the multi-Grammy Award winning men's a cappella ensemble - Chanticleer - in a unique evening entitled "She said/ he said", exploring the emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes, from the bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals through standards by Cole Porter, by way of Ravel's dramatic Trois chansons. Plus works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. Preconcert Wine & "TaPASTRY" Dinner. $50 Preferred, $35 Standard. For tickets call 203-637-3661 or email Cindy Busani at email@example.com.
Nature Art Class
On Oct, 26 -27, from 10 to noon, come to Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, for a Nature Art Class with Adriana Rostovsky. She will show how to create textures and collages with nature's treasures found outdoors. Class details online: www.adrianarostovsky.com. All ages welcome. $25 for first two people and $5 per additional (prices are per day). RSVP to Adriana at 646-752-2322 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to support Abilis
On Oct. 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m., family and friends of people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities will gather at Greenwich Point for the 8th annual one-mile Walk in the Park for Abilis. Event begins with registration and kid-friendly activities with walk, roll or stroll at noon. Walkers who raise $50 or more will receive Abilis Tshirt. On sale will be all-natural soaps and bath salts, candles, dog treats, beaded jewelry and other gift-items hand made by adults who are supported by Abilis. Register online at www.abilis.us/walk or by telephoning 203-531-1880, ext. 161.
Author Anita Raghavan to speak
On Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m., AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary and the India Cultural Center of Greenwich will present veteran journalist, Anita Raghavan, author of the "true-life business thriller"-"The Billionaire's Apprentice" - in the Cole Auditorium. The book was short-listed for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. Program moderated by Rob Morris, founder/managing partner of private equity firm, Olympus Partners. Books available for purchase and signing. Free - first come first serve. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information, call Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933 or email Archana Makam at email@example.com.
New nature hikes for kids
The Garden Education Center is offering 12 weekly classes on Wednesdays through December 18, for kindergartners through third-graders from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. with hikes in the Montgomery Pinetum. Includes harvesting bounty from the GEC organic teaching garden, building teepees, planting bulbs and creating craft holiday ornaments. Snack included. (No session on Nov. 27.) GEC member: $275. Non-members: $335. For more information, visit www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.
Temple Sholom October ItsyBitsy Playgroup
Temple Sholom, at 300 E. Putnam Ave. is hosting an Itsy Bitsy Playgroup on Tuesdays, Oct. 8 to 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for moms and babies under 24 months old, led by Sarah Fradkin. Sessions will feature music time, stories and gross motor play, and visits by infant and toddler experts and practitioners. No fee, but RSVP necessary to attend. No need to be affiliated with Temple Sholom. For more information, call 203-622-8121, email Phyllis.firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.meetup.com/ItsyBitsyPlaygroupGreenwich.
GHS Antiquarius, Winter Antiques Show dates set
The Greenwich Historical Society will hold its Greenwich Winter Antiques Show at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Dec. 7 and 8, along with an Antiquarius preview party event, "Meet Me at the Beverly Hills Hotel." The Antiquarius fundraiser will include a Holiday House Tour on Dec. 11 featuring five spectacularly decorated Greenwich homes. A Holiday Gift Boutique will take place on Dec. 10 and 11 at Christ Church's Parish Hall. Tickets for events are on sale online at www.greenwichhistory.org. Free admission to boutique. Antiques Show tickets available at the door.
Bruce exhibits realism prints
"Telling American History: Realism from the Print Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly," is on view now through Dec. 1 at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive. The exhibit features more than 40 prints by artists George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper, Martin Lewis, Reginald Marsh, Grant Wood and John Sloan. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
RTM openings for District 4
Greenwich RTM District Chairman Bob McKnight announces there are open seats in District 4 for the RTM. Greenwich residents who are interested should call Angie Reineke at 203-363-7672.
RTM District 9 seat opening
District 9, which covers the Glenville and Pemberwick areas of Greenwich, has one seat open for the Representative Town Meeting. Those who would like to learn more about Greenwich and contribute to making it better are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Betsey Frumin, District 9 chairman, at 203-531-7203.
GLT seeks volunteer gardeners
The Greenwich Land Trust is seeking community gardeners to volunteer at the GLT Mueller Preserve for seasonal gardening tasks, including maintaining the flower, vegetable and fruit beds, fall deadheading and bed cleanup and invasive plant removal. Volunteers for the Mueller Garden are vital to help staff keep this sizeable property beautiful and to set the stage for future garden expansion. To volunteer, email Camille Broderick at email@example.com or call 203-618-0033.
Consignment boutique at Second Congregational
Act II, the consignment boutique of Second Congregational Church, managed by the Women's Fellowship, has opened for shoppers on the first floor of the church-owned house at 48 Maple Ave., on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Consignments and donations accepted Wednesdays from 10 to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 to 1 p.m. Items are gently used or, in some cases, never used. For more information, call 203-869-6359 or visit www.2cc.org/act2/.
Temple Sholom to hold new Pre-K classes
Beginning on Oct. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., Temple Sholom's Religious School, 300 East Putnam Ave., will offer a new, monthly Pre-K program, "The Five Senses of Judaism," for 4-year-olds to explore the customs and traditions of their Jewish heritage through formal learning, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama once a month for 8 sessions. For a registration form, or more information, contact Fran Pearlman by phone or email at 203-542-7157 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $360 tuition fee for this class.
"Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity"
On Nov. 4, at 1:15 p.m., the Greenwich Antiques Society presents a lecture, "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity," by Susan Alyson Stein, Curator in the Dept. of European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stein will retrace the rich and multifaceted dialogue between art and fashion in late 19th century Paris. $20 for non-members. Space is limited. Reservations required by Oct. 28. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. To reserve and for more information email email@example.com.
"Kick up Your Heels and Step Out For Pink!"
On Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., the Breast Cancer Alliance's 18th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency will feature , Breast Cancer Survivor Pat Battle, Anchor/Reporter NBC4, starting with Silent Auction Reception, Luncheon & Guest Speaker/Anchor/Reporter NBC4, Mitchells|Richards Fashion Show with inspiring breast cancer survivors, Post Event Manolo Blahnik Trunk Show and Tea. Tickets $ 350 - $ 1,000, TABLES: $ 5,000 - $ 50,000. For information and tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.861.0014.